anizations and health care communities.
The idea of threaded conversations, with appropriate editing to keep it on a topic is appealing. The concept of learning communities across organizations and sites is what I am hoping to explore. The first problem I see is the indexing or navigating of web log material. On an outlining discussion group learned about an associative filing and retrieval system called personal brain http://www.thebrain.com . I have been using it for a year. It is useful. I believe that some conventional search engine, plus a graphical associative navigation tool like the brain, along with the usual hierarchical filing/navigation structures might begin to pull the information together so that I can be usedÖmaking it knowledge.
One might suspect that I want to force this freedom to utilitarian purposes. I do. I want folks in my company to learn together across organizational boundaries without having to go up the hierarchy and back down before any sharing occurs.
I do understand the enthusiasm for freedom of expression and for unbounded publication of one's thoughts. I routinely read Dave Winer's web logs.